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Down to the last $30

January 18th, 2011 at 01:38 pm

The extraneous expenses added up quite quickly and heavily in the first half of the month. I budget $300 and it went like this: $109 for dance competition for daughters, $59 for chess for DS8, $74 for basketball for DS8, $100 for overnight for Cub Scout + husband at the Adler Planetarium, and $11.25 for DS6 for field trip. Not only did we breeze through the money, but then some Frown

We are down to our last $30 and both cars need minimal gas. And I was bad and accepted a social date with my two really good friends, though I down-graded it from Egg Harbor to Caribou Coffee. Smile

Payday is Friday, and we should be fine. The cupboards are still pretty filled from last Friday's trip to Sam's Club. My children ate through the cereal at an alarming rate, and as a result their options for breakfast the remainder of the week are either homemade waffles (frozen) or toast and yogurt.

I had a long conversation with one of my good friends today and was frankly surprised by some of the things that she shared about her family of origin and her husband. Usually I'm not comfortable with full disclosure from people. Left over residual effect of being a therapist working with some pretty messed up people. I suprised myself by actually talking about things. I usually make an excuse and stick to surface stuff, which I think might put some people off for future conversations with me. BUT I do feel that I am making strides in moving toward genuine friendship. Yay for me!

My fellow blogging friend who suffered a massives stroke on 1/11 appears to be stabilized. It didn't look good with her inter-cranial pressure was at 37 (normal brain ICP is under 10). Prayers were answered in this dire situation.

I've done some self-examination lately and have come up with areas that I'd like to improve in (like overcoming some social anxiety situations). And being less judgmental with people that I perceive are self-absorbed (there are two people in particular that I avoid, but I'd like to be less bothered by - totally my own issues).

As far as home maintenance, DH and I have a small list of things to accomplish this year, like new carpeting in the bedrooms of our house, plus new paint and bedding in our room, and possibly a shed for storage.

So this was a ramble! The last $30 will see up through the next three days!

1 Responses to “Down to the last $30”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    I think that $300 went towards making memories your family will recall fondly.

    I hope that your blogging friend will continue to improve.

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